Camelot's Hosier Captures Coffs Harbour Cup

Mark Smith - Thursday August 4

Making his first start for Kris Lees, the Lloyd Williams colour-bearer Hosier (IRE) proved the class act in Thursday’s $150,000 Moonee Beach Hotel Coffs Harbour Cup (1600m).

Ridden by Hugh Bowman, the 6yo son of Camelot defeated The Ritz (Mossman) by three-quarters of a length with Wairere Falls (Savabeel) a further half-length back in third.

It was back to back wins in the feature for Kris Lees who took over the training of Hosier from Robert Hickmott.

“He was good late, but he will improve off the run. He has a bit of cleaning up to do so onwards and upwards,” Lees said.

“He found under pressure which is what you want to see.”

Hosier arrived in Australia after placing once in two starts for Joseph O’Brien.

 He has been a model of consistency in his adopted homeland improving his record to six wins, a second, and a third from ten starts with earnings of $255,540.

Hosier (image Grant Courtney)

Bowman said the son of Camelot (IRE) has the tactical sped to put himself in the race.

“He’s a horse that makes his own luck and Mr Williams obviously sent him up here with a purpose. Kris has put the polish on and there is more in store for him,” Bowman said.

Hosier was purchased by O’Brien for €110 000 from the La Motteraye consignment at the 2018 Arqana August Yearling Sale.

He is out of the Group 1 Prix Diane runner-up Time Ahead (Spectrum), a half-sister to Group III Musidora stakes winner and multiple Group 1 placed Time Away (Darshaan), and a granddaughter of the champion Time Charter.  




Race Result - Moonee Beach Htl C'harbour Cup 1600m

Coffs Harbour Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:38.90
T: K A Lees J: J Bowman 57
6g Camelot (GB) x Time Ahead (GB) (Spectrum (IRE))
The Ritz
T: Michael Morrison J: Alannah Allen 54
5g Mossman (AUS) x All Trumped Up (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Redbank North Harden NSW
B: New Breed Racing/Michael Costa
Wairere Falls
T: C J Waller J: A Adkins 56
6g Savabeel (AUS) x Iguazu's Girl (NZ) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $280,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Go Racing
T: Ms T Bateup J: Brock Ryan 59
7m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Sublissime (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $3,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: T Bateup
This Is So
T: Sally Taylor J: A Gibbons 55
8g So You Think (NZ) x So Sydney (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Inglis July (Late) Online Sale $9,500
V:Anthony Cummings Racing
B: J King
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Think Big Stud, Burradoo
B: J A Cummings
Lightning Jack
T: Annabel Neasham J: C Schofield 61
6g Per Incanto (USA) x La Petite (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka May Sale $8,000
V:G. Kenny
B: Relyt Farm
T: J A O'Shea J: Reece Jones 54
6g Savabeel (AUS) x Sparkling (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: John O'Shea
T: B F Cavanough J: D Peisley 58.5
6g Toronado (IRE) x Ceccanti (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
Tara Jasmine
T: J D Shelton J: Ms M Weir 54
5m Cowboy Blue (AUS) x Carmela Miss (AUS) (Dr Green (NZ))
T: B J Ratcliff J: S Lisnyy 54
5m Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Gabbidon (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis June (Late) Online Sale $8,500
B: B J Ratcliff
T: B F Cavanough J: M Mc Guren 55
6g Dream Ahead (USA) x Jungfrau (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Mill Park Stud Meningie SA
B: Grand Syndicates
MM National Weanling Sale $11,000
V:Tareena Bloodstock Tinonee NSW
B: Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: Donna Grisedale J: J Grisedale 54
8g Uncle Mo (USA) x Sunday's Choice (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: Ms J Lynch J: Brooke Stower 55
5g Outreach (AUS) x Sherbet Bomb (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis June (Late) Online Sale $7,000
V:Matt Dunn
B: A Cavallaro
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $32,000
V:Ponderosa Park Nathalia Vic
B: Pine Lodge / Kevin Corsten Racing
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $11,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: Ponderosa Park
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